Jim Moore - Treasurer
Jim is a Ruston native and holds a degree in Accounting from La. Tech. Following his completion of a 42 year career with Shell Oil Company and residing in Houston for 40 of those years, Jim and his wife Jean recently returned to their home town. Jim's career with Shell spanned a wide range of accounting and financial management assignments, with the last six years of his career serving as Accounting Advisor for Shell's North American operations. Jim is delighted to be a part of RCT and serving as its Treasurer.
Steele Moegle - President
Doug Postel is an RCT veteran who has appeared in numerous productions over the past 20 years, and he has a collection of RusTonys celebrating his work. Although Doug loves the stage, he also enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with his family.
Marybelle Tuten - Vice President
Mary Belle is a retired faculty member in the School of Human Ecology at LA Tech and currently presents a program each summer to orientation parents called, “Home Alone.” She is a member of P.E.O, The Garden Study Club, and Trinity United Methodist Church. Married to Allen Tuten, they both like to volunteer in the community, do mission work, travel, and spend time with their two daughters, Maribel Childress and Maradith Boone, their husbands Dan and Ryan and the seven grandchildren.
Johnathan Baines - Secretary
Diana has been involved in Ruston Community Theatre for several years and is a past president of the Board. She is a Speech Pathologist at Choudrant and A.E. Phillips Schools and is on Claiborne Electrics Round-Up Board and member of Temple Baptist Church. She has two children, Gerurin, and Sarah, and two grandchildren. She has appeared in "The Exact Center of the Universe", and "The Dixie Swim Club" for RCT.
Kevin is a reference librarian at LA Tech. He has appeared in RCT productions of, Picnic, Dial “M” for Murder, Kringle’s Window, and Wrong Window. He loves RCT and the stage.
Sylvia is the Executive Office Manager in the Dean's Office in the College of Engineering at Tech. Her husband is Jeff Shultz and they have two daughters, Carina and Rosie. Sylvia is a multi-talented woman, speaking three languages (understanding 5), sings in Trinity's choir, Indian dancing, and acting. Sylvia has been in several productions with RCT - Annie, Heaven Can Wait, Kringle's Window, Annie Get Your Gun, King & I and 'Til Beth Do Us Part.
Saul Zalesch - Parliamentarian
Jennifer Calloway is married to Tracy Calloway and is mother to fourteen-year-old Ethan and nine-year-old Sophie. She has been in several Ruston Community Theatre productions as an actress including The Diary of Anne Frank, Dearly Beloved, Nana’s Naughty Knickers, Christmas Belles, and The Mousetrap.
Hilary is a first year RCT board member who made her first acting debut with RCT as a Royal Wife in The King & I. Her profession is technically Attorney-at-Law but she likes to spend her spare time eating pasta, listening to jazz and watching movies.
Dusty has always been a thespian at heart, participating in a number of productions in college at ULM, including “The Doctor Will See You Now”, “The Fourposter”, and “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music”. He has been in RCT productions "Anybody Out There?" and "All Because of Agatha". Dusty is currently enjoying his second year teaching English at Jonesboro-Hodge High School.
Dr. Latoya Pierce is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. She teaches in the Counseling and Guidance Master’s Program. She is a member of the university’s Institutional Review Board, the Graduate Council, and has held officer positions in the University Senate. Dr. Pierce is a subject matter expert on diversity for the UL System and she previously served as the Cultural Competence Specialist for the Office of Behavioral Research and Education at Arkansas State University. Her research interests include gender issues, diversity, and wellness.
Mary has been in several RCT productions, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, The King & I, Angel in the Pawnshop and The Sound of Music. She has also enjoyed stage managing the RCT production of ‘Til Beth Do Us Part.
Johnathan Baines is a Family Medicine physician for Green Clinic and is the sole primary care provider in Green Clinic's satellite office in Calhoun. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with degrees in biology before returning to his hometown of Shreveport for medical school at LSU Health Science Center. After completing residency at UT in Tyler, Texas, he and his wife Anna were pleased to return to Ruston to raise their children: Elena, Caedmon, and their newest addition, Jace Aaron.
Ruston Community Theatre
Jim is originally from Jonesboro La and has great memories of his hometown being much like Mayberry. His first involvement in the theatre was his recent role as Judge Tailor in RCTs production of To Kill a Mockingbird which he thoroughly enjoyed. Jim is now retired after having spent his forty year career in the paper industry, the last 24 years as regional manager of Voith, a Germany based paper machine builder. He spends much of his time in his shop and particularly enjoys making custom knives but also enjoys hunting and fishing. Jim and his wife Becky have two grown children, Anna and Cole.
Saul is Curator of ephemerastudies.org of Louisiana Tech University, Ruston Louisiana, and a Professor at LA Tech. He has a Ph.D. Art History, University of Delaware, M.A. Art History, University of Delaware, and J.D. University of Maryland School of Law. Saul says, “Art is all about communicating with and touching the viewer. It must engage people and a society, and reflect the concerns of its creator, era, and locale for it to have any chance of continuing to speak meaningfully to later generations.
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Musicals
Steele Moegle is an Associate Professor of Music at Louisiana Tech University. In the Department of Music, she serves as the head of piano studies and music history. She is very active in Music Teachers National Association and the Louisiana Federation of Music Clubs. In addition to her work as a musician, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Alma and Riley, and her husband, Forrest. Steele also serves as a Cub Scout den leader and a children's choir director.
Satish Bharadvaj is a project Engineer at Hunt, Guillot& Associates LLC. He has a wife, Devi, and two children, Daivati and Akar. Satish enjoys all kinds of creative activities such as drawing, photography, and videography. He is also active in the Boy Scout of America. Satish has been involved in many aspects of RCT including Dial "M" for Murder, Heaven Can Wait, and Annie Get Your Gun.